As we speak now, controversial city prophet Elvis Mbonye is a free man. This is after the CIID-Media Crime Investigations Department discharged his bond thereby reinstating his Constitutional freedom to liberty on Wednesday the 8th of January
Since October 2019, Prophet Mbonye has been frequently reporting to the CIID-Media Crimes Investigations Department offices in response to Police summons that were issued to him on 17th October 2019.
Mbonye was invited by the Police for an interview and recording of a statement at the CIID premises in Kibuli, all in relation to and to assist in investigations over content on a Facebook account in the name of ‘Mugisha Elvis Mbonye’ which was allegedly de-campaigning the national immunization/vaccination exercise that took place in October 2019.
Throughout this, the Prophet diligently honoured the police summons and the subsequent police bond requirements as per the law.
In the several appearances at the CIID offices, the Prophet emphasized and rightly that he did not own, run, or know of the existence of that Facebook account as was alleged. He offered information regarding all his official and personal social media accounts to the Police for further investigations.
“Despite inordinate and unnecessary delays in the investigation process, we welcome the decision by the Police to discharge the bond and thereby vindicate the Prophet Elvis Mbonye of these baseless assertions; a fact that has been known from the start by the Police investigations unit.” Read a statement from prophet Mbonye’s team
“We note however, that during the subsistence of this torment, there has been deliberate misinformation, perpetrated by select members of the police investigating unit that sought to damage the reputation of the Prophet. We denounce this unprofessional conduct of releasing information central to an ongoing investigation to the media by the concerned officers within the CIID; knowing such information to be untrue, calculated to cause disdain amongst the public towards the Prophet Elvis Mbonye.” The statement further read